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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 9/7/2012 5:29:24 PM   
Fluke Skywalker


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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 9/7/2012 5:33:03 PM   
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Excellent. My remote controlled dildo seats worked. You can tell they're remembering their school days.

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 9/7/2012 5:48:53 PM   
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Poor person spotted at Wimbledon.

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 9/7/2012 6:53:38 PM   
Hood_Man


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Oh for fucks sake, he was here as well?


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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 11/7/2012 5:19:23 AM   
Saltire


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ORIGINAL: Fluke Skywalker


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ORIGINAL: Saltire


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ORIGINAL: boaby


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ORIGINAL: Hood_Man

I've had a few WImbledon related encounters on Facebook lately, my favourite being:


My mate: What is this tennis of which you speak?

Me: tennis is that sport where a Scottish player was able to reach 4 semis in a row and now a final, unlike the england football team



That felt good



That felt good.




Oooh nice, thats a great one I can use on another forum I peruse where people are moaning about him.


Now you guys can proudly exclaim that Murray's an even bigger loser than he was before

Four final losses and choker has now been officially branded on his forehead, he cracks under pressure where true champs like Nadal and Djokovic raise their game.





He'll win one yet, I have faith in him even more after the way he has performed in slams this year. Anyway he's still the best British player this nation has seen in over half a century and he is far from a choker, he just ran into the best player there has ever been 3 times out of four finals, no shame in that.

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 11/7/2012 5:22:05 AM   
Saltire


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Well said Charlie Brooker, not every sportsman should be some of sort grinning press whore like Beckham


Notice he was at the final, more publicity...

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 12/7/2012 2:34:42 PM   
Fluke Skywalker


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He'll win one yet, I have faith in him even more after the way he has performed in slams this year. Anyway he's still the best British player this nation has seen in over half a century and he is far from a choker, he just ran into the best player there has ever been 3 times out of four finals, no shame in that.



There's definately an element of chokery going on here in slam finals - it's almost as if he gets to the final and at some point he starts to crack, Fed gains confidence at seeing this, relaxes and then suddenly looks immortal because he's been let in.

Everyone then says no one could have beaten Fed on that form but in fact he's been taken down regularly by the likes of Djokovic and Nadal in recent years - they just don't back down or show weakness and their strength of will wins out. Murray is missing that.

That said anyone capable of getting to four slam finals surely has a win inside him somewhere - he's 25 and he should be at his peak for the next 3/4 years which gives him another 16 or so slams to have a crack at.

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 14/7/2012 6:03:04 PM   
Saltire


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Fluke Skywalker


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ORIGINAL: Saltire

He'll win one yet, I have faith in him even more after the way he has performed in slams this year. Anyway he's still the best British player this nation has seen in over half a century and he is far from a choker, he just ran into the best player there has ever been 3 times out of four finals, no shame in that.



There's definately an element of chokery going on here in slam finals - it's almost as if he gets to the final and at some point he starts to crack, Fed gains confidence at seeing this, relaxes and then suddenly looks immortal because he's been let in.

Everyone then says no one could have beaten Fed on that form but in fact he's been taken down regularly by the likes of Djokovic and Nadal in recent years - they just don't back down or show weakness and their strength of will wins out. Murray is missing that.

That said anyone capable of getting to four slam finals surely has a win inside him somewhere - he's 25 and he should be at his peak for the next 3/4 years which gives him another 16 or so slams to have a crack at.


Yeah which is why for me the signs are increasingly positive, he just isn't quite there yet perhaps but within the next year he could be. I predicted last year that this Wimbledon was gonna be Murray's, I wasn't too far off so hopefully he can go that extra step next year, or even better, win the US/Australia Open before then.

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 19/8/2012 10:39:41 PM   
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Bump!

Fed wins Masters #3 of the season and bagels Novak in the process

Bring on the US Open, "Let the Games Begin!"

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 20/8/2012 12:44:14 AM   
Saltire


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Looking forward to it, no Nadal to annoy Murray, Djokovic not quite at his best and Federer playing some ace stuff, and the supporting cast aint bad either - should be another cracker!

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 24/8/2012 12:51:03 PM   
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Since Rafa is not there I'm supporting Murray to get his first GS - that or Del Potro to devastate everyone the way he did in 2009. Unlikely, but I can dream!

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 24/8/2012 10:50:19 PM   
Saltire


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Sheesh, PaddyPower is giving 6/1 on Andy to win in the US Open for new customers; wish I wasn't already signed up, looks like a bit of value there!

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 24/8/2012 11:17:36 PM   
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At least Fed and Murray are seeded to meet in the semi's. As much as I like them both I hate it when they meet in finals, I'm just never as satisfied for the winner as I am disappointed for the loser. At least this way there's a chance my disappointment could then be followed by a wonderful end

Assuming they both get there that is

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 29/8/2012 10:56:49 PM   
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Aaaaaand Gulbis of all people becomes the 9th man to come back from two sets to love down this tournament The record is apparently 14, at the 2002 Australian Open.

Two 2nd round appearances makes this his best year at the Majors since 2009 when he achieved... three 2nd round appearances

Oh, and Robson is beating Clijsters!

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 29/8/2012 11:28:30 PM   
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Robson in a second set tie-break with Clijsters now. Is this the moment when she finally comes of age?

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 29/8/2012 11:35:09 PM   
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Match point!

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 29/8/2012 11:36:47 PM   
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She's done it!!

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 29/8/2012 11:37:59 PM   
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And she's done it. Robson beats Clijsters 7-6, 7-6. A phenomenol result. The biggest of her career without question.

A sad farewell to Clijsters though. One of the most humble champions of the women's game. Enjoy your retirement, Kim.

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 29/8/2012 11:39:30 PM   
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Yeah it's a thrill to see Laura pull it off, but it's also a pity that Clijster's final match was a second round exit.

She's had one hell of a second career though!

[EDIT]

Oops, I meant second round, not first round.

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 30/8/2012 12:33:09 AM   
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Aaaaaand Gulbis of all people becomes the 9th man to come back from two sets to love down this tournament The record is apparently 14, at the 2002 Australian Open.

Two 2nd round appearances makes this his best year at the Majors since 2009 when he achieved... three 2nd round appearances

Oh, and Robson is beating Clijsters!

Thought so, here we go:

quote:

Nine men have overcome two sets-to-love deficits to advance in the three day old tournament, a US Open first round record for the Open Era. According to the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the record for the most 0-2 set comebacks is nine total during seven rounds at the US Open, which occurred in 1989.

The current Grand Slam high, which could be in trouble this year if the men continue to come back and win from behind, is 14 total at the Australian Open in 2002. Previously, players at Roland Garros ruled the 0-2 set deficit victories with nine counted in 92 and 76 over two weeks of play.

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2012-08-29/201208291346271554874.html?promo=home

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 30/8/2012 1:18:50 AM   
Saltire


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She did it, brilliant stuff! I like Clijsters a lot especially when she beats the beast and its a shame we wont see her any more in a slam, but she has been a terrific player over the years and a great ambassador for the women's game, so I wish her well.

Great for Robson though, great to see her make the third round at a slam I think for the first time - maybe going so far in the Olympics has helped her confidence too; she's always had a lot of talent and is still pretty raw, but results like these can only do her the world of good going forward.

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 30/8/2012 9:23:00 PM   
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Looks like we might have another five set comeback on the cards. Mardy Fish has just broken Davydenko in the fifth having lost the first two sets.

A big shock earlier as well. Perennial fan favourite Jo-Wilfred Tsonga was beaten in four sets by World no. 52 Martn Klizan... 6-4, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. Still, at least Kei Nishikori cruised through to round three today, potentially setting up a tasty looking encounter with Marin Cilic.

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 30/8/2012 9:35:09 PM   
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Looks like we might have another five set comeback on the cards. Mardy Fish has just broken Davydenko in the fifth having lost the first two sets.

A big shock earlier as well. Perennial fan favourite Jo-Wilfred Tsonga was beaten in four sets by World no. 52 Martn Klizan... 6-4, 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. Still, at least Kei Nishikori cruised through to round three today, potentially setting up a tasty looking encounter with Marin Cilic.

That's if Cilic doesn't become victim #11 of the Comeback Curse Into a 5th set at the moment after winning the first two, and he's serving second.

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 31/8/2012 6:46:29 PM   
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Wow, TWO upsets in a row for Robson A British lady into the 4th round

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 2/9/2012 6:34:04 PM   
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She's significantly gone up a level, she's been working on her quickness around court and it's clearly paid off. Her draw is a bit hard though, you'd think after taking out Clisters and Li Na she might have cleared it out a bit but it's the champ Sam Stosur next!

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 2/9/2012 6:54:13 PM   
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Wow, Roddick really does want to go out on a high. Some of his forehands have been beastly this evening.

It's going to be so strange when he's gone. Him, Federer and Hewitt are the players I grew up watching when I became interested in tennis

I wonder if he'll go into commentating after he retires?

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 2/9/2012 7:37:03 PM   
Saltire


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Wow, Roddick really does want to go out on a high. Some of his forehands have been beastly this evening.

It's going to be so strange when he's gone. Him, Federer and Hewitt are the players I grew up watching when I became interested in tennis

I wonder if he'll go into commentating after he retires?



Yeah I think he will, he has the personality for it and I think he analyses things well too.

Gonna be a tough match tomorrow for Andy though against Raonic, could see it going the distance.

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 2/9/2012 11:35:13 PM   
Hood_Man


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Who's watching Laura Robson right now?


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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 2/9/2012 11:39:15 PM   
Hood_Man


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Oh well, dramatic to the very end

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RE: Tennis - WIMBLEDON 2012 - 2/9/2012 11:39:19 PM   
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I'm not but according to the BBC she saved some match points in world class fashion!!!

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